Wayne Rooney has accused former Manchester United teammate Cristiano Ronaldo of changing into a ‘distraction’ for the membership this season due to his ‘unacceptable’ behaviour in latest months.
Having made a sensational return to Previous Trafford at first of final season, Ronaldo had requested to depart United in the course of the summer time after the membership didn’t qualify for the Champions League.
No appropriate affords have been forthcoming, with Sporting CP among the many final golf equipment to discover a possible deal within the ultimate days of the summer time switch window.
Ronaldo, who turns 38 in February, has fallen out of favour with United boss Erik ten Hag this season and has typically needed to make do with substitute or Europa League appearances.
The five-time Ballon d’Or winner, who has scored solely as soon as in 10 Premier League outings, has clearly grown pissed off along with his altering standing. In opposition to Tottenham, he bought up off the bench and walked down the tunnel earlier than the sport had completed, with Ten Hag later confirming he refused to return on.
Rooney and Ronaldo performed collectively for 5 years till the latter’s world file departure to Actual Madrid in 2009, marking one of many membership’s most concentrated durations of success.
However Ronaldo walked again into a unique membership in 2021 and issues haven’t turned out as hoped, whereas Rooney has additionally accused former United skipper Roy Keane of hypocrisy over the state of affairs.
“The issues he has performed from the beginning of the season, it’s not acceptable for Manchester United. I’ve seen Roy Keane defending him. Roy wouldn’t settle for that. Roy wouldn’t settle for that in any respect,” Rooney defined throughout an look on talkSPORT.
“It’s a distraction which Manchester United don’t want on the minute, making an attempt to rebuild.
“For Cristiano, simply get your head down and work and be able to play when the supervisor wants you. If he does that, he can be an asset. If he doesn’t, it’ll grow to be an undesirable distraction.”